Peccadillo picks up thriller B&B

UK distributor Peccadillo has picked up the UK and Ireland rights to Joe Ahearne’s gay thriller B&B, produced by Jayne Chard.

B&B won Best LGBT Thriller at the London Independent Film Awards on the 25th April and has just played in competition at the ECU Independent Film Festival in Paris and is also playing in competition at the MiFo LGBT Festival in Miami, OUT Film CT in Connecticut and a number of other festivals.

“Peccadillo is very excited to be working with Jayne Chard and Joe Ahearne on his first feature film project and to have the opportunity to bring this unique thriller with such amazing performances to the UK and Ireland.” Tom Abell, Peccadillo Pictures.
Marc and Fred went to war when they were refused a double bed at a remote Christian guest house. They won in court and now they're back to claim their conjugal rights. Triumph turns to terror when a Russian neo-Nazi checks in. A brutally funny thriller, B&B is a very different kind of gay film.

The couple are played by Tom Bateman (Kenneth Branagh’s Murder On The Orient Express, Amy Schumer's Snatched) and Sean Teale (Bryan Singer's Gifted, Ben Affleck's Incorporated) and the B&B owner is played by Paul McGann (Withnail & I, Doctor Who).

Joe Ahearne, writer/director says: "I wanted to do a thriller in the Hitchcock vein but with gay characters at the centre, making the wrong choices and getting terrified out of their wits.”

B&B is backed by Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Pont Neuf Productions. Executive Producers: Jon Finn (Billy Elliot, Hunky Dory); Ricky Margolis and Simon Graham-Clare of Future Films (Transsiberian, Flawless, Fifty Dead Men Walking). Co-Producer Isabelle Georgeaux (Resistance, Jadoo, Keeping Rosy) whose company Pont Neuf Productions helped finance the film.

Hannah Thomas, Head of Creative Sector Development at Ffilm Cymru says, "It was a great opportunity for us to support Welsh producer Jayne Chard and we are delighted to have been able to work with Joe and Jayne on B&B and look forward to their next project together."

Paul Aston, Head of Film at Creative England says, “At a time when LGBT film is enjoying such a resurgence, we're really pleased for Jayne and Joe that their thriller is hitting festivals worldwide and will be supported by a great distributor in Peccadillo.".”

Producer Jayne Chard says “We are thrilled that B&B is playing in competition in prestigious festivals and delighted to be working with Peccadillo.”